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Toronto Sun: The pandemic has kept divorce lawyers busy

Russell Speaks with Jane Stevenson of the Toronto Star about hiring five more lawyers as divorce rates increase

Divorce, pandemic-style is becoming more as the virus crisis drags on and many couples find themselves spending a little too much time in close quarters.

The number of divorce cases has jumped by about 30% during the pandemic for veteran divorce lawyer Russell Alexander, who founded Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.

Alexander just hired five more lawyers for his newest office location in Concord, Ont., to deal with the spike in divorce rates, and has updated the firm’s book, Everything You Always more »


The Lawyer’s Daily

Russell Alexander Giving Fund Awards $2,500 to Trent University Student

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced that Trent University student Mary Hallett is the winner of its $2,500 law scholarship, which it offers annually to offset the costs of studying the field of law in Canada. This year, the grant included a technology stipend to help with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were very impressed with the number of submissions that came in,” said founder Russell Alexander. “Given the ongoing health crisis with no clear ending in sight, we felt it was appropriate to … more »


Global News Peterborough

Canada expected to see spike in divorce rates by 2021

According to the National Law Review, Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States have seen a 34% increase in divorce due to COVID-19.

Russell is interviewed by Noor Ibrahim of Global News and predicts that Canada will follow suit within 6-8 weeks. Click the link below to listen to the interview.

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CBC – Ontario Morning Podcast

Russell Alexander talks about the stresses that the pandemic can put on already strained relationships and how divorce lawyers are having to contend with a whole new set of questions that clients haven’t traditionally asked such as loss of income to returning to school to social distancing and social bubbles.

Russell also goes on to speak about how people are seeing their spouses in a whole new light as a result of the pandemic and some people are thinking that perhaps this isn’t the person I thought I married.

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